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Arts Integration 201: Social/Emotional Learning and the Arts

September 25 - October 29, 2019

In this six-session course, teachers will explore two distinct arts-based strategies that address social/emotional learning. No previous arts training or experience necessary!

ACTING RIGHT
building a cooperative, collaborative, creative classroom culture through drama

Acting Right is the lead work on using drama to teach behavior. This step-by-step approach integrates engaging aspects of drama with effective elements of classroom management to empower students to take ownership and be responsible for their own behavior. Used in classrooms across the country, these strategies help create the behavior literacy necessary for students to concentrate, cooperate, collaborate and establish a sense of calm, focus, and balnce in the classroom. Learn more>>>

BEAT THE ODDS 
social and emotional skill building delivered in a framework of drumming

Beat the Odds® is a trauma-informed program that integrates activities from group drumming and group counseling to build core strengths such as focusing and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude. Learn more>>>

SECTION DATES AND TIMES

Two sections of the course are offered, each geared towards a grade level range.

GRADES K-2 FOCUS
Session 1: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 / Acting Right Intro
Session 2: Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 / Acting Right cont.
Session 3: Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 / Beat the Odds intro
Session 4: Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 / Beat the Odds cont.
Session 5: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 / Beat the Odds cont.
Session 6: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 / Reflection
*All sessions 4:30 - 7:30 PM

GRADES 3-8 FOCUS
Session 1: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 / Acting Right Intro
Session 2: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 / Acting Right cont.
Session 3: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 / Beat the Odds intro
Session 4: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 / Beat the Odds cont.
Session 5: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 / Beat the Odds cont.
Session 6: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 / Reflection
*All sessions 4:30 - 7:30 PM

LOCATION

All sessions will occur in Des MoinesPublic Schools District Offices, 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines.

COURSE FACTS
  • This course is intended for general classroom, interventionists, special education and ELL teachers, arts specialists, and administrators.
  • There are no prerequisites to take this course.
  • Course fee is $100. (Course fee is waived for Des Moines Public Schools teachers.)
  • License renewal credit through Heartland AEA is available. Information on how to register for credit will be provided at the first session. (Additional fees apply.)     
PARTNERSHIP WITH DES MOINES PUBLIC SCHOOLS

This course is offered in partnership with Des Moines Public Schools, as part of the John F. Kennedy Center's national Partners in Education program.

DMPS employees have the opportunity to have their registration fees waived for the course.

QUESTIONS
Please contact Sara Perez, Curriculum Coordinator for Des Moines Performing Arts, with questions about the course content or structure.
515-246-2378, sarap@dmpa.org

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE
This course is officially in progress, but registrations are still welcome. To register, please contact Heidi Mason, Education Administrative Specialst for Des Moines Performing Arts.
515-246-2355, heidim@dmpa.org

Event Details

EACH SECTION OF THIS COURSE MEETS FROM 4:30-7:30 PM ON 6 DATES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
See 'Section Dates and Times' for specific information.

TO REGISTER
Because the course is already in progress, on-line registration is now closed. To request to be added to the course, please email education@dmpa.org.

Mission Moment

You Make The Difference

"It was really amazing to get to perform on the Civic Center stage, to see what the professional touring shows see when they perform."
- Brittney, Waukee High School

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